The Tattooist (Short Movie Review)

The Tattooist (Short Movie Review)

Tattoos have never been more socially accepted than now: everyone from grandmas to grandkids are getting inked. With painted people making up most of the population, not having any tattoos is considered unusual. But whether or not you do, in much less time than it takes to get a piece of skin art comes the new short Horror film The Tattooist

From Malaysian Director Michael Wong (The Story of 90 coins 2015), The Tattooist tells a completely dark and torturous story in a little over a minute. Already a winner of many awards and accolades from Canada’s Bloody Horror International Film Festival, Horrorhaus Film Festival in LA, Canada’s Terror in the Bay Film Festival, and Diabolical Horror Film Festival, plus being a nominee at Vancouver’s Badass Film Festival, this flurry of visual ink packs a bloody punch.

Yanhu Wang makes his acting debut as the sociopathic ‘tattooist’ who inflicts maximum pain on his customers, Platinum and ‘the screaming girl’ (Myra Mala: Wulin Dahui 2017, Abduction 2019) painting his studio in their blood.

Sharing similar themes with 2005’s Hostel, 2004’s Saw, as well as 2007’s The Tattooist and shot in a single camera perspective, The Tattooist is a quick Horror fix that wil brighten up your coffee break, quicken your heart, plus leave you begging for more. It certainly makes you yearn for a full feature-length version by Wong and his fresh cast, who all show great promise for their futures. Because of this, Cryptic Rock highly recommends The Tattooist and gives it 5 out of 5 stars.

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Robyn Andrew
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R.L Andrew is a chronically ill Australian writer. When she isn't posting movie reviews for a leading New York Website (, RL is reading both fiction and non fiction or alternatively doing what she loves most; writing. From the time she was young, RL has been an avid reader, and was introduced at a young age to the works of Edgar Allen Poe, and Stephen King. This was the beginning of a life long love of horror. RL takes inspiration for her work from her love of all things strange, weird, and the funny situations in everyday life. RL continues to read and write crossing a number of genres, but still loves watching a good scary movie. After raising three daughters, RL lives in rural Victoria with her husband and furry son, chocolate labrador, Max. She is currently editing her first novel, which she deems ‘soft’ science fiction; A Lunatics Guide to Interplanetary Relationships, and hopes to traditionally publish. Social Media links: Amazon Author Page Facebook Page: Blog: Twitter:

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